solipsistic NATION No. 311: Head Cold

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I’m keeping today’s show mellow. I’ve got a cold and I wanted to convey to you sonically what I’m feeling. I’m also not going to talk too much on today’s show because my throat is still alittle sore and I never know when I might cough and you don’t want to hear that. You can find me on Twitter at @solipsistic or at @josephaleo. Want to... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 310: Mutamassik, Live

Today on solipsistic NATION we’ll hear a live set from Giulia Loli from Mutamassik, which was originally recorded for Fari Bradley‘s Six Pillars radio show on Resonance FM to promote Giulia’s 2012 release, Rekkez, out on Ini.itu Records. In fact, there are quite a few tracks from Rekkez on today’s live set. We’ll also talk to Giulia about balancing... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 309: Khafru, Live

Great show for you today! We’re going to hear a live, in-studio performance from Khafru. But first, I’ve got some sad news to announce. Cheb i Sabbah died last week of stomach cancer. For those of you who didn’t know him, Chebi was a musician and composer from San Francisco. If there’s a genre that would describe his music I guess it would be worldbeat, but... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 308: DJ Food, Live


Today on solipsistic NATION DJ Food‘s Strictly Kev returns with a live set that was performed in a… really unexpected place. In a planetarium. The FullDome UK, to be exact. Before we get to DJ Food, a couple of things. First, I want to thank everyone for sticking around and coming back to solipsistic NATION during my absence. It really means a lot to me. I know, you’re... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 307: The Code to My Heart

Today on solipsistic NATION… Never before in human history has so much information been available to so many people. You’d think that would be a good thing, right? But it can be overwhelming. What to do? Zite CEO Mark Johnson offers a solution on how to deliver your favorite magazines, newspapers, authors, blogs, and videos right to your phone or tablet. I’ve been... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 306: wAgAwAgA, Live

Summer vacation is over and I’m back! I’ve been away for the last few months recharging my batteries. It takes a lot of work producing a show like solipsistic NATION and, quite frankly, I had hit the wall. Constantly listening to new music, reading music blogs, posting on social media—I just don’t think it was healthy for me to be doing that nearly every... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 305: Pepe Deluxé, Live


Got a great show for you today! We’re going to rock out to Pepe Deluxé, live from the Tavastia Club in Helsinki. We’ll also chat with Pepe Deluxé co-founder, Jari Salo. Before we talk with Jari, let’s address the elephant in the living room. Where the hell have I been for the last three months!?! I wish I could tell you that I was on a tour around the... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 304: Naboa Music


Stop me if I’ve said this before. Or skip ahead a few paragraphs. Whatever. After spending the last six years or so producing edition after edition of solipsistic NATION I finally figured out one of the important reasons I love electronic music so much and that reason is surprise and delight. I’m surprised it took me so long to work that out because it’s blindingly... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 303: Elastic Bond, Live


What makes today’s such a special show—aside from the music, which is great, by the way—is that today’s show comes to you from Ty, who is both a listener and a friend of solipsistic NATION. Ty emailed me a few months ago and suggested that I might consider doing shows featuring Calima Shatiday and Elastic Bond. After checking out their music on iTunes I knew... Read More

solipsistic NATION No. 302: Narrative Mixing · First Movement · Land


If James Joyce was a DJ from America living in the 21st century then Ulysses just might have sounded like Mister Wi$E‘s Narrative Mixing: First Movement, Land. That explains everything, right? No? Brett Wise is Mister Wi$E and Narrative Mixing: First Movement, Land is his epic, sonic, surrealistic, psychedelic tale of our protagonist, making his way in the world using a vocabulary... Read More